President Obama responds to Mean Tweets, including one from Trump, on Jimmy Kimmel Live (VIDEO).

Obama Reads Mean Tweets About Himself, Is Exactly As Unflappable As You’d Think

Obama Reads Mean Tweets About Himself, Is Exactly As Unflappable As You’d Think

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Oct. 25 2016 11:38 AM

Obama Reads Mean Tweets About Himself, Is Exactly As Unflappable As You’d Think

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President Obama only has a few months left in office, but he still gets his fair share of criticism, a lot of it flung from dark corners of social media. On Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the president gamely sat down for the last time as president for the show’s recurring segment, “Mean Tweets.” As is to be expected, there was plenty of mockery from the good people of Twitter, with even a “thanks, Obama,” thrown in for good measure.

Obama has proven before that he has a thick skin when it comes to mean tweets. But that doesn’t mean he won’t clap back when one of those insults comes from the king of the Twitter bullies himself.

Marissa Martinelli is a Slate editorial assistant.